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Google offers tool for cities to measure emissions

A tool Google offered in the US to help cities measure pollution and emissions levels is now available in Europe. It compiles transport and building data from Google Maps with publicly available information about emissions Google will initially offer the tool to Birmingham, Manchester, Wolverhampton and Coventry, Dublin and Copenhagen. It plans to add more … read more

Canada Accelerates its Climate Action with Data

In 2015 under the COP21 Paris Climate Accord, Canada committed to reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30% below 2005 baseline levels by 2030. Cities across Canada are rising to this challenge and many have set their own emissions reduction targets, but measuring which activities contribute to GHG emissions is complex, time-consuming and often … read more

How to Finance the Green Transition

Opinion Piece by Warner Hoyer In addition to reaffirming their commitment to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, world leaders who gathered for the UN Climate Action Summit this week also discussed how the public and private sectors can work together to tackle climate change. They should focus on the role of private finance, without which there will … read more

Greening Our Cities

Opinion Piece by Emma Navarro and Nanda Kichkar  Cities are the world’s leading source of both economic growth and greenhouse-gas emissions, and those contributions will continue to grow as more of the world’s population moves into urban areas. Any successful global framework for addressing climate change thus must recognize both the threat cities pose and … read more

FACTBOX-12 global initiatives to beat back climate threats

BARCELONA, Sept 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Close to 30 global initiatives to ramp up action on climate change were unveiled or expanded at the U.N. Climate Action Summit in New York, the United Nations said. Bringing together governments, businesses, development banks, cities and green groups, they cover everything from zero-carbon buildings to cleaning up … read more

The City Climate Gap Fund

Cities and National Governments Partner on EUR 100M City Climate Finance Gap Fund

Cities and National Governments Partner on EUR 100M City Climate Finance Gap Fund Multi-stakeholder initiative has potential to unlock EUR 4BN in financing climate action in cities 22 September 2019, New York –– The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, together with the Governments of Germany and Luxembourg, today announced the launch of … read more

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